The Calvin Falwell Field is in preparation for game time.
Come 6 p.m. the Hillcats will be ready for the first game of the season. Director of Broadcasting Erik Wilson explains what the team’s looking like this year. "We got a few guys that we think will be hitting the radar guns at ninety-five plus miles per hour."
This is the team's second year as the Atlanta Braves minor league affiliate.
There are nine returning Hillcats this season and they're welcoming eight out of the top thirty Braves prospects. Wilson continues, "We’ve got a lot of young talent. Our youngest player isn't even twenty years old yet; Matt Lipka, the first round pick from 2010."
Last year, the Hillcats finished third place in the Northern Division.
But with more offense and more talent on the mound, the Hillcats are hoping for more wins.
The Assistant General Manager Ronnie Roberts says at City Stadium, you'll get more than just baseball.
"Liberty University students and staff get in free on Friday. Saturday all area kids, K-12 get in free and we'll have an Easter egg hunt after the game on Sunday. So we've got three days of some fun activities planned here," explained Roberts.
Managers promise eleven fireworks shows this season.
The Lynchburg Hillcats will throw out the first pitch of the season at City Stadium on Friday, April 6th.
The Hillcats will take on the Potomac Nationals beginning at 6:05 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m. and the first 1,000 fans will receive giveaways!
For more information on scheduling and ticket prices click here.